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Let me answer from the perspective of someone who is not a mathematician but follows this community for certain topics of interest. This is a community of professional mathematicians where, indeed, questions are usually very well researched and posed, and there's virtually no risk of rewarding homework dump. So, if there's a community in which questions' ...


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I received a huge reputation boost from this change, but I still think that answering a question still takes much more effort than writing well-posed questions. Coming up with a good mathematical question is rather easy, one usually is in a specific situation, wants to draw a certain conclusion, so one adds a couple of assumptions that make obvious ...


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As mentioned in Emil Jeřábek's comment (which quickly gained several upvotes), at least some of the "network-wide stuff" (Meta Stack Exchange posts, blog posts) can be useful also for MathOverflow users. Let me suggest an alternative proposal to the complete removal of those links from the community bulletin. Suggestion. Reorder the links in the community ...


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I don't have a strong opinion on this subject, but insofar as I have one, it is this: Changing the rules is more trouble than it's worth. I lost points back when +10 was downgraded to +5, and I gained points when the +5 was upgraded to +10, and in both cases I was mostly annoyed that the rules had been changed for (what I perceived as) no good reason. So I ...


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I am not against the change, but I am strongly against the change being implemented retroactively. I felt the same way when question upvotes were changed from 10 points to 5 points retroactively, and many users lost a significant amount of points. I personally consider reputation points as glorified video game points, but I agree with Timothy Chow that ...


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There's a feature 'Filtered Questions' on stackexchange.com. Just go to https://stackexchange.com/filters/new and fill out the form: That works for email; if you're more into RSS feeds, there is a link at the bottom of the right sidebar of the [tag page]:


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Just added. A "Follow" feature. Pointers to further information about this feature can be found in the corresponding tag-info on Meta Stack Exchange.


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Request renewed for the 2019 stats (and happy new 2020 to everyone!). I am surprised that this post was not created automatically on MO like on the other sites. EDIT: and tagging this feature-request, otherwise no one at SE will see this (and I am not even sure it is sufficient, but I don't know what else I can do apart from pinging them in an unrelated ...


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Although this sounds like a question for Martin Sleziak (who is better acquainted with the details than I am), I will respond. My view is that there is no subforum of any Stack Exchange forum. A Stack exchange forum has to have an area of common interest large enough to support a community, and in turn that community has to maintain that forum. (There are ...


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If you are too forward in your approach, you risk alienating those you wish to solicit. I recommend the MathOverflow user page to state the invitation in full (or concisely with a link to a longer invitation), and then ever so occasionally and with maximum level of relevance and propriety link to it in a comment to another user. If they don't have ...


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This isn't exactly about the feature you asked for, but let me leave here a brief comment. (Hopefully, some of the information here might be useful.) One possibility to get list of all your answers (or questions) in a more compact form then here on the site is to use SEDE. (With the caveat that the data in SEDE are only updated once a week, so you won't ...


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Full disclosure: I benefited a lot from this change, as I ask a lot of questions. Overall I think it is fair to have upvotes for both questions and answers count the same, although it will - even for a well-posed reseach-level question - require more effort in average to answer it, than to ask it. Here's another approach: Why don't we give more reputation ...


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